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ST    ?HE    HORN'

He had no significance In the social scheme of
the tribe whatever.

Our tribe was divided Into *camps55 each camp
headed by a minor chief; and whenever one carnp
would invite the other to come over and smoke
with It that night., the host would take a position
in the centre of the main camp and call out by
name all those who had distinguished themselves
by following the tribal precepts; and then he
would add a general invitation to 'the rest*. 'The
rest5 was those who were laggards. Special seats
at the front of the assemblage would be provided
for the young men of merit, while the slothful
were appointed to perches near the door. 'That
is nature's place for them/ said our old men.
"Nature provides a place for Its own. The lag-
gards would be late anyway; so we place them
near the door where they will not disturb the
distinguished when they enter.5 This seating
arrangement had a rather humorous consequence,
too. When the pipe was lighted by the chief and
started around the big circle., those distinguished
young braves seated around the chief would get
all of the sweet smoke9 while those who liked to
be last in everything got nothing but strong
tobacco juice.

On rainy days when we could not play out of
doors our parents used to encourage us to hold
Indian dances. They would put up a council